Cycling


Starry Night bike by KirkLeeSpeaking of intersections between art and bike, I stumbled across this glorious rendition of Vincent Van Gogh’s iconic “Starry Night” painted by Darren Wheeler of 2Wheeler Customs on a KirkLee carbon fiber frame. The attention to detail is remarkable and does no injustice to the masterpiece. If I read correctly, the thing is made up of 36 layers of clearcoated hand paintings. In my mind, that’s no small undertaking for a piece of fine art on canvas, so it goes without saying it’s pretty impressive for a bicycle coating. It should go without saying that it took the award for best paint at the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show. I bet Pegoretti is fuming.

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Flying by Christina LapchynskiMy lovely wife, Christina Lapchynski, has been an artist since she was a little kid. She recently decided to go to school to study. One of her classes, on 3-D design, has been challenging her to try new media. Her unique vision continues to shine through despite this difficulty, as you can see in this work, “Flying” which is a static sculpture that has a moving element (the front wheel). In this sense, it not only implies motion but has motion. Please check out (and comment on!) her other works on her new blog, “arousing the inner child.”

As an aside, we went to a show of Kenneth O’Connell‘s work at DIVA recently. Christina was really excited about this because they both work with Copic markers. When we were there, we bumped into ex-customer service guy Hugh Larkin & his wife Sandy (who has some great art herself). Turns out they took one of Ken’s classes on a trip to Italy. Small world! Ken’s stuff is INCREDIBLE, by the way. He takes sketching and elevates it to a whole new level.

Bike Friday Bantam
It’s time to make my daughter a new bike, so I offer this Bike Friday Bantam with 20″ wheels for $975. A new bike like this is worth about $1600 and it’s not seen a ton of use, so it’s a darn good deal for the short-statured, young or old. (more…)

Hard to believe, but I still have more random parts for sale! This should be the last of it and a lot more than the last couple posts. (more…)

So continues the aforementioned garage sale… (more…)

Small used Pocket Metro 7 speed

No kidding, folks. I am offering a barely used seven speed Bike Friday Pocket Metro in size small for a mere $450. (more…)

One thing that’s great about working in the bike industry is access to bike parts. This is especially true at Bike Friday, or any custom manufacturer, for that matter. The only thing that is not so great is all the left overs you end up with.

Thus, this begins a series of posts of stuff for sale in order to clean out the garage. Here’s the rules: Everything is as is. Assume used unless otherwise noted. I can ship to wherever, but the cost is not included. Payment by PayPal, check, money order, or cash. Contact me here. Happy shopping! (more…)

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